Supply Chain CSR Promotion Guidelines

11. Respect for human rights and diversity, and compliance with labor-related laws

Respect individual human rights, diverse values, and working philosophies, and strive to build a workplace where people feel safe and free to work in their own way. In addition, observe both the letter and spirit of all labor laws and regulations of each country and region, and under no circumstances sanction the labor of underage employees, minors who do not meet minimum legal age requirements (child labor), or labor performed under compulsion or against a person’s will (forced labor).
If there are contradictions between laws of each country and internationally accepted standards of human rights, pursue the method to respect universal human right principles at maximum efforts.

Specific Guidelines

  1. Respect Human Rights and Diversity
    Respect the human rights of suppliers and various stake holders in addition to each and every employee, both those of your own company and those working for companies you outsource to, without regard to nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, color of skin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Strive to ensure a pleasant working environment and good human relations in the workplace.
    Strive to explain labor conditions in mother language of the workers or language that the workers can understand, and to communicate properly so that both employer and employees can understand.
    Strive to make fair and lively workplace and preserve privacy of workers, and do not engage in any forms of harassment, unreasonable restriction of move and forced labor.
    Furthermore, evaluate business risks by human rights due diligence and mitigate and improve the risks by mechanism of correction and grievance adjustment.
  2. Observe Laws and Regulations Related to Labor Practices
    Thoroughly comply with all labor laws and regulations (Labor Standards Law, the Industrial Safety and Health Law, the Labor Union Law, the Worker Dispatch Law, etc.,) and promote a relationship where “the company and the individuals who work there are drawn together by mutual preference,” thus creating a workplace foundation that allows each and every employee to work with enthusiasm.
    Furthermore, respect freedom of association and right to collective bargaining following laws applied in the nation and district on business and strive to secure appropriate wages and management of working hours.
  3. Ensure Workplace Health and Safety
    Conduct daily inspections of workplaces for possible causes of disasters and implement disaster prevention measures so that you can create a work environment where disaster risk is minimized and where your employees can thus work in safety.
  4. Instill Pride in Your Employees
    Have all your employees act in awareness of their responsibility as members of society. Do not commit any anti-social or illegal acts, and do not get involved with any companies or individuals committing such acts.
    In addition, observe your working regulations and internal company policies and do not commit any dishonest or unfaithful acts. Moreover, maintain internal order and public morals and work diligently and with sincerity.

International norms:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights,
United Nations Global Compact, ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work,
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

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